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Thinkware dashcam adds driver assist, speed camera alerts (pictures)

The Thinkware Dash Cam X500 mounts on your car's windshield, and continuously records your driving, detecting collisions and saving relevant footage.

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The Thinkware Dash Cam X500 is designed to record driving footage, using its accelerometer to register collisions and subsequently saving the video.

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The X500 is about as big as a compact digital camera.

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An LCD and four simple buttons cover the back.

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A microSD card fits into a slot in the side.

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The X500 is designed to be mounted on the windshield, behind the rearview mirror.

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A power cord will have to be run from the device to a 12-volt power point in the car.

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An interface on the device lets you choose different settings.

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The X500 records four types of footage.

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Footage can be viewed on the X500, but it does not show telemetry data.

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The viewer software lets you see vehicle speed and location on a map.

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